DISNOVATION.ORG is a working group based in Paris. It develops situations of disturbance, speculation, and debate, challenging the ideology of innovation and stimulating the emergence of alternative narratives. They recently edited The Pirate Book, an anthology on media piracy. Their research includes curation, artworks, & editions. Their work has been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo, the Jeu de Paume, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art et de Design, New York, the China Museum of Digital Arts, transmediale, FILE or the Chaos Communication Congress.
Maria Roszkowska is an artist, designer and initiator of the DISNOVATION.ORG Working Group with Nicolas Maigret. From 2010 she conducted research with EnsadLab Paris, before joining Intégral Ruedi Baur, a cultural design studio based in Paris. She designed and coordinated « Don’t Brand My Public Space! », a 3 years research on the issue of cities applying branding strategies, and recently edited « The Pirate Book », an anthology on media piracy.
Nicolas Maigret exposes the internal workings of media, through an exploration of their dysfunctions, limitations or failure thresholds which he develops sensory and immersive audio visual experiences. As a curator he initiated the Disnovation Research Group which conducts a series of deviant strategies and symbolic activities facing the ongoing propaganda of technological innovation. He teaches at Parsons Paris and co-founded the Art of Failure collective in 2006. With Maria Roszkowska he co-edited The Pirate Book, an anthology on media piracy.